Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Salcheto
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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Salcheto - 2018

Item # 23816 750mL
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Production Methods




Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

Tasting Notes

One bottle per vine - that's what goes into a bottle of this Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Fermented and aged in barrels. The aging process lasts for a year and a half and then the wine is bottled and aged a further 6 months in bottle before release.

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Staff Pick Notes

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is an appellation in the south of Tuscany that specializes in reds made of the local Prugnolo Gentile, a.k.a. Sangiovese, the most planted grape in Italy. Wines are medium-bodied with a freshness that works wonders with food. Cantina Salcheto is a winery in the hills outside of Montepulciano with serious ambitions about sustainability. They operate their own cellar system to maximize energy conservation, compost is used to make fertilizer, and they recycle all of their waste water. All of this makes for a refined character that speaks to it's sense of place. Aromas of cooked strawberries, rosemary and cypress lead into stewed tomatoes and raspberry on the palate. Perfect with any dish involving cooked tomatoes and herbs. Try it with pappa al pomodoro.

- TD

About the Producer

Tuscany, Italy The basic philosophy at Salcheto winery is that there should be a synergy between the earth and all growing things, including man. The goal is to respect this relationship on a daily basis, as they attempt to maintain a balance with nature through sustainable farming and winemaking practices. Ultimately, wine with a great expression of quality and authenticity will be achieved....

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent...

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When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh...

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